There were no participants at the Florida Sea Base today; no program participants and no conference participants. I spent the day working on my truck, reviewing applications for summer scuba staff, and reviewing medical forms for spring scuba crews. Please click on READ MORE.
I think I got the miss fixed on my truck. I took it to a shop while I was back in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. They charged me $495 and failed to fix the problem. Today I resorted to some old fashioned shade tree mechanic tactics and found some rust in one of the spark plug wire boots. A little WD-40 and two Q-Tips seem to have solved my problem.
As I mentioned yesterday, we have already received a lot of applications for summer employment at the Florida Sea Base. Most of our applications are from very qualified people. One of the major deciding factors is the dates they are available for work. Returning staff members who kept a low profile, interacted well with the participants and who are able to arrive before staff training starts (23 May this year) and can stay until the end of program (about 25 August this year) have an excellent shot at being rehired. For all of the others I build a matrix to compare individual pros and cons.
Reviewing the medical forms is always a hassle. It is AMAZING that so many people can’t follow simple, printed, explicit directions. But I guess if everyone did it right I would have to fill my time with something more fun thatn sitting at my desk.
I hope you team won today. I have nothing invested in any of the four teams that played today. It was nice to have the opportunity to watch most of both of the games while working at my desk.